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Poster: madmonkmcphee Date: Jul 10, 2010 1:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: stella blue?

One of the songs I used to dislike but has definetely grown on me. Any suggestions? Preferably one with a full ending, no Stella Blue sandwich

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Jul 10, 2010 10:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: stella blue?

One of my favorites is this one from '80. The jam at the end has a unique tone to Jerry's guitar and is stellar.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd80-05-08.sbd.carman.15034.sbeok.shnf

Here's a stream with this same subject from the forum in 2005, most of these posters are not here anymore. Whatever happened to Diana Hamilton

http://www.archive.org/post/39683/grateful-dead-best-stella-blue

and another m a couple of years ago.

http://www.archive.org/post/217360/stella-bluewould-like-to-know-your-thoughts

This post was modified by Purple Gel on 2010-07-11 05:38:31

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Poster: utopian Date: Jul 10, 2010 1:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: stella blue?

6-26-84

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Poster: sweetwilliam Date: Jul 10, 2010 11:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: stella blue?

http://www.archive.org/details/gd82-08-03.senn-hogan.fink.5984.sbeok.shnf
is absolutely lovely...

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 10, 2010 11:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: stella blue?

and for a different take:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6444987

Robert Hunter re Willie's cover of Stella Blue:

Just heard Willie Nelson doing Stella Blue. I dig the way he understates and lets the words carry the message. Mastery. I felt, somewhere around the second verse, that Jerry was listening with me. An extraordinary feeling. He was very proud of our songs. At their best his melodies are as good as any and better than most. Stella Blue is unique. Nothing else like it. The Major, major 7th, suspended four to the 4th chord which opens it, then the drop to the minor in the ninth bar, set a dark and wistful mood that couldn't be more accommodating for the lyric, as well as standing beautifully without it. There's no feeling the words could exist in any other setting or that the setting could take other words. I like that about it. It becomes a reality all its own.

http://www.archive.org/post/80369/willie-nelson


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Poster: madmonkmcphee Date: Jul 11, 2010 12:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: stella blue?

Yes, Hunter pretty much sums up why I love this song, love the guitar chords. Thanks y'all

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Poster: ghettohead Date: Nov 26, 2010 11:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: stella blue?

when I hear this song and search for a meaning I find a very simple one...It is about a musician, maybe a blues guy, who at one time had a big hit, made some good money and then fell into depression, maybe from a "one hit wonder" and everytime he hears his old song on the radio it reminds him of his "broken dreams". He even gets up the courage, maybe somewhere alone to break out his old Stella and play her one last time..

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Poster: advokat Date: Nov 26, 2010 11:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: stella blue?

Just finished reading Robert Palmer's "Deep Blues" and just started Alan Lomax' "The Land Where The Blues Began" and while any tune, esp. by Hunter, is open to myriad interpretations, I do find a lot of relevance in how the song affects you. Check out more food for thought here:
http://artsites.ucsc.edu/GDead/agdl/stella.html

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Poster: duckpond74 Date: Jul 10, 2010 1:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: stella blue?

7-25-74 Chicago International Amphitheater - out of a lovely Dark Star. The next day's newspapers were saying in their reviews that the band had a band meeting and decided that night, that, to paraphrase from memory, 'if they can't afford to tour and do it right, then they don't want to do it at all'. Could explain - given the nature of this song - this emotive, if not slightly scattered Stella Blue.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd74-07-25.sbd.fink.1072.sbeok.shnf

Maybe 'cuz there's rain on the way, I'm also thinking you might find some deep beauty in this one:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd77-05-13.sbd.miller.9393.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: madmonkmcphee Date: Jul 12, 2010 2:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: stella blue?

You're right about the scattered Stella, maybe Jerry was still caught in the slipknot. One thing I like about this one is how Billy follows Jerry's guitar picking on the outro with tom rolls, cymbal rolls, snare rolls. Good example of musicians really listening, watching each other, totally in synch. As for 5/13/77, very, very slow which is a good thing. I do like how they come out of this into goin' down the road. Fun show all around

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jul 10, 2010 3:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: stella blue?

The performance on 11/19/72 is lovely. Wait until the Hofheinz '72 Roat Trips is released...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd72-11-19.sbd.winters.17705.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: billydlions Date: Jul 10, 2010 6:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: stella blue?

Do these shows exist in the vault? Now that would be a road trips I would buy as it would likely meet all of my criteria: A great show and a significant upgrade over what's available. (I would also like to see December 1972 be released, especially 12/10 or 12/15)

By the way, one of the better later day Stella's is from 6-28-88. The ending Jerry solo is excellent.

This post was modified by billydlions on 2010-07-11 01:42:32

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jul 10, 2010 6:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: stella blue?

Both Hofheinz '72 shows are in the vault...

http://www.dead.net/features/tapers-section/november-17-november-23-2008

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Poster: madmonkmcphee Date: Jul 12, 2010 1:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: stella blue?

Just enjoyed this one over headphones. Very dynamic and great singing by Jerry. I especially like Keith's plinks and plooks

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Jul 11, 2010 12:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: stella blue?

My all-time favorite Stella Blue is 7/18/76.

Stirring vocal and guitar by Garcia. Beautiful keyboards by Keith. A guitar solo for the ages by Jerry at the end.. Well worth checking out IMHO.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1976-07-18.pre-fm.kbfh.berger.107832.flac16

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 11, 2010 12:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: stella blue?

That is a beautiful show .

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 10, 2010 3:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: stella blue?

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1990-09-19.bk4011.tdarian.french.88969.sbeok.flac16

Sorry about the lack of a SBD . They viciously hacked this show apart and threw most of one of the best '90's shows in the gutter . Would it be wrong to pursue the whole show , if I already own the RT ?
hint , hint

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Poster: Shooting Dark Star Date: Jul 10, 2010 7:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: stella blue?

Micah......... http://bt.etree.org/details.php?id=520878 or just contact me at dbhanes at yahoooooo dot com

This post was modified by Shooting Dark Star on 2010-07-11 02:37:48

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Poster: madmonkmcphee Date: Jul 10, 2010 3:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: stella blue?

Fortunately I acquired this run a few years ago before RT release. Did they chop these shows up? I'm diggin' the latter day Stella's lately

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Poster: Longnstrange Date: Jul 10, 2010 4:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: stella blue?

Sorry to give you a sandwich against your request, but... Please don't let the bookends on this keep you from listening once in a while. http://www.archive.org/details/gd1981-10-19.sbd.miller.95781.sbeok.flac16

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Poster: ice9freak Date: Jul 11, 2010 3:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: stella blue?

Stella seemed to take on more and more meaning for ol' Jer as the years went by. Check out 3/21/94 Richfield and 8/1/94 Auburn Hills for two moving later-day Stella Blues.

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Jul 11, 2010 9:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: stella blue?

http://www.archive.org/details/gd78-05-11.aud.vernon.6317.sbeok.shnf

Not necessarily my favorite version but this show has something special to it. Maybe it was the doses... supposedly the band was on mescaline for this one?

Listen to Space > NFA > Stella for full effect. I don't like the cut off ending and I can appreciate your yearning for a Stella with slow trickle down into silence but the intensity of this one must be heard. Jerry's mic is off for the beginning of the first verse but you soon forget about that!

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Poster: Street Pig ! Date: Jul 10, 2010 1:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: stella blue?

Not a stellar recording but a stellar blue,Jerry wore pig tails, SP
http://www.archive.org/details/gd79-05-04.glassberg.vernon.18878.sbeok.shnf

Reviewer: Street Pig - - July 7, 2005
Subject: First of many to come
This was the first Hampton, pouring rain and da boys arriving late did not hamper the vibe.The locals were getting their first dose of the deadhead world and they welcomed us(and our $) with open arms. The scene outside was a reunion of sorts with Southern and Northeast heads meeting up with the diehard westcoasters. Yellow school buses with VW Buses mounted on top of them, stir fry, bracelets, bartering and smiles were the theme for the next 13 yrs. This copy here is a welcome one since I had and Aud copy that was rather hissy. I remember having one of the light bulb coming on moments during Stella when my misunderstandings of the band melted into beleif that there were in our hearts and minds.what other band achieved that?

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Jul 10, 2010 7:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: stella blue?

http://www.archive.org/post/300869/ultimate-stella-blue-please